Friday, 7 September 2012

Memoirs of an Anti-Semite by Gregor von Rezzori


The Rumanian hero of this semi-autobiographical novel has been brought up to despise Jews. But time and again Jews cross his path in the most intimate circumstances, so that he begins to question his received opinion of them. An introspective tour de force which also gives a luminous portrait of the Central European melting pot between the wars.